Production Installation Checklist

The following checklist provides an overview of the installation process. Each step includes a reference where you can find detailed information for that step. It is recommended that you review the entire checklist before beginning the advanced installation and then use it as a guideline for performing the installation and initial configuration.

INFO: For instructions on upgrading your current installation to the latest version, see Minor Upgrade Within Version 8 or Migration to the Latest Version.

  1. Optional: If you do not have a SQL backend for hosing Alloy Navigator and Alloy Discovery databases, install Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express on your server computer. See Installing Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express.

  2. Install the Alloy Navigator Express server components on your server computer. See Installing Alloy Navigator Express Server Components.

  3. Create and activate the Alloy Navigator Express database. See Creating the Alloy Navigator Express Database.

  4. Configure and start the Automation Server. See Configuring Automation Server.

  5. Install and configure the Alloy Navigator Express Web App. See Installing and Configuring the Web App.

  6. Install and configure the Alloy Navigator Express Self Service Portal. See Installing and Configuring the Self Service Portal.

    NOTE: You can also install the Self Service Portal first, and the Web App second. The installation order does not matter.

  7. Install and configure the Alloy Navigator Express API module. This module will serve as a backend for Mobile App and for Alloy Inventory Scanner. See Installing and Configuring the API Module.

  8. Optional: If you want some administrators and technicians to work with Alloy Navigator using the Desktop App, install the Alloy Navigator Express client components on their workstations. See Installing Alloy Navigator Express Client Components.